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Judge Issuing CPO in DC

Washington D.C. Civil Protective Orders

In the District of Columbia, a civil protection order (“CPO”) requires that the person who is subject to the order (the respondent) stay away from the petitioner – the person requesting protection. A protection order is issued by the court and directs the respondent to refrain from abusing, harassing, threatening, committing a crime, or having […]

D.C. Council Considers Truce on Prostitution, MPD Stays in the Trenches

Apparently, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department didn’t get the memo. Because, while the D.C. Council considers a measure that would legalize prostitution in the District of Columbia, MPD’s prostitution sting operations are continuing at full throttle. Once again, arrests for solicitation of prostitution appear to be up in D.C. This, despite the fact that […]

Simple Assault: More Complicated Than You Think

The word “assault” usually conjures images of punches, kicks, and slaps. In other words, violence. But if you’ve been charged with assault in the District of Columbia, the definition of assault is much broader and often surprising to defendants. Because you can be charged with assault in Washington, D.C., simply for laying your hands on […]

Hindsight is 20/20: Advice I’d Give Washington, D.C. and Virginia DUI Clients if I Had a Time Machine

Yes, I’m aware that you aren’t reading this because you’re thinking about doing some drinking and driving this weekend, and you’d like some advice on how to avoid getting pulled over and arrested for DUI or DWI. Or maybe you’re a planner. But it’s more likely that you’ve already been arrested, and are trying to figure out […]